Eye care leaders data breach affects at least 342,000 people

ByMartha R. Camara

May 24, 2022

Eye Care Leaders, an electronic medical records platform, suffered a data breach in December 2021, compromising the personal health information of at least 342,000 people from at least eight eye care and eye surgery practices, source computer security information NetSec reported May 20.

Eye Care Leaders said it detected the hack within 24 hours, then contained the breach and secured its systems.

It is unclear how many practices were affected by the breach. So far, eight eye care practices have confirmed to be affected.

The breach exposed data containing names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers, and information about patients’ medical treatments and diagnoses.












Affected eye care providers

State

Number of records

Regional Ophthalmology Associates and Morgantown Surgical Ophthalmology Center

West Virginia

194,035

Summit Eye Associates

Tennessee

53,818

Frank eye center

Kansas

26,333

Allied Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Ohio

20,651

King County Public Hospital District #2 dba Evergreen Health

Washington

20,533

Arkfeld, Parson & Goldstein dba ilumin

Nebraska

14,984

Northern Eye Care Associates

Michigan

8,000

Ad Astra Eye

Kansas

3,684

Eye Care Leaders said it has additional security measures in place and third-party experts are investigating the breach.